Dr Ruth Lorenz
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Role: 
Post Doctoral Research Fellow
Field of Research: 
Land Surface Processes
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Ruth is interested in the interactions between the Earth's land surface and climate. She uses climate models and her main focus are land-atmosphere feedbacks during extreme events. She investigates effects from soil moisture variability, land use change or vegetation phenology. In addition, she looks at how well extreme events, such as heat wave, droughts or heavy precipitation events, are represented in the global climate model ACCESS. An important aim is to find out more about the link between land surface anomalies and extremes and how the description of land surface processes in the models affects the simulated extreme events.